Turkey Asks Nato About a No-Fly Zone as Syria Makes It Clear That It's Ready to Fight Dirty

shutdown6/28/2012 8:41:11 pm PDT

re: #1 researchok

The circumstances are quite different in this case. Turkey is invoking a clause of the treaty which allows any member to call for “consultations”. The next step would be to invoke Article V, the so-called “all for one” clause. Article V, upon invocation, requires NATO to treat the attack on one member as an attack on all members. In the case of Libya, multi-lateral military action was agreed pursuant to the civilian protection provisions of the UN Charter. In the event that Turkey should invoke Article V, there are certain actions NATO must take as a matter of course.